Lafayette, a new live music venue set to open in February 2020, has announced its first wave of upcoming performances.
The new 600-capacity venue in King’s Cross is managed by the same team behind London’s grassroots venue Omeara, and will open with a show from HMLTD. Among the opening names will be an intimate performance by Blossoms (in association with Annie Mac Presents…) and a three-night residency by the multi-Grammy Award winning US pianist and producer Robert Glasper.
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Other acts already set to appear include D Double E, Jonathan Wilson, Willie J Healey, and Bedouin Soundclash, with more to be announced in the weeks leading up to the venue’s launch next year. Tickets are on sale via the Lafayette website.
Blossoms recently shared their lovestruck new single ‘The Keeper’ (November 21), the band’s first material since the start of the summer.
Our brand new single 'The Keeper’ is out now! As taken from our new album 'Foolish Loving Spaces' out 31.01.20. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it! Produced by James Skelly & Rich Turvey, you can listen to 'The Keeper' now at https://t.co/YLoEkJUEdG pic.twitter.com/0S95wZwuHG
— B L O S S O M S (@BlossomsBand) November 21, 2019
The upbeat track was debuted by Annie Mac on Radio 1 as her ‘Hottest Record’ tonight (November 21), and will appear on the band’s next LP ‘Foolish Loving Spaces’, out next year.
HMLTD, meanwhile, recently spoke to NME to discuss signing for Sony and finally releasing their debut album: “On [recent single] ‘Loaded’ we’ve admitted we sold our souls to the Devil. We sold out and it was a mistake but as a result we’re richer, although we don’t have any money any more. My ambition has always been to be voice for outsiders, for people who don’t fit in for whatever reason.”